Preventative Medicine Specialist

Preventive medicine is the type of health care everyone hopes to receive, but they often don’t because work and life activities don’t sync with scheduling a regular wellness checkup. The physicians at MyMD Medical Group on the Upper East Side of New York City don’t just practice preventive medicine, they make it easy for you to receive preventive care at your convenience. Contact the practice to consult with Dr. Paul Grewal or Dr. Alexandra Sowa.

Preventative Medicine Q & A

What is Preventive Medicine?

As its name suggests, preventive medicine focuses on preventing illness and maintaining optimal wellness at every stage of life. Quality preventive medicine depends on two components: physicians who spend enough time with you to know your medical history and patients who are dedicated to regular checkups and working with their physician to implement the treatment plan.

You can count on the team at MyMD Medical Group to do their part. They’re fully devoted to individualized care, and they’ve structured their concierge practice to give you the time and attention you deserve. They also make it easy to receive preventive care with longer, same-day or next-day appointments in their office or at your home or office.

Why are Regular Wellness Exams Essential for Preventive Care?

Preventive care depends on regular checkups that allow the team at MyMD Medical Group to identify emerging risk factors for disease. When signs and symptoms are caught at an early stage, you have time to stop a potential problem from developing into a serious disease.

Regular wellness exams are especially important for chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. When diagnosed early, chronic disease is usually prevented with lifestyle changes that the team at MyMD Medical Group can help you achieve.

How often should you see the doctor for preventive care?

Most people should come in for a wellness visit at least once each year. However, you may need to schedule visits more frequently, depending on your overall health and your wellness goals.

Some health conditions should be monitored more often to be sure they’re under control. If your goal is to lose weight, improve your diet, or you receiving ongoing coaching, then your physician is available as needed.

What Specialized Preventive Care is Available?

Comprehensive care isn’t an empty promise when you receive health care from the team at MyMD Medical Group. They offer specialized programs to help with:

  • Weight loss
  • Medical nutrition
  • Smoking cessation
  • Implementing special diets (Paleo, SCD, or ketogenic)
  • Athletic training
  • Pain management
  • Food sensitivities
  • Management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Identifying mystery symptoms and environmental triggers

During your preventive care appointment, your doctor also reviews any medications you’re currently taking, offers refills, or makes any needed changes to your medications. You also have access to diverse specialized lab testing, from advanced lipid screening to VO2 max and metabolic tests.


Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Sowa is a competent and compassionate physician. She spends a lot of time with me and has helped me to reach optimal health."

    Jackie H.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Sowa has been such a great physician to me. She has a wonderful bedside manner, does not make patients wait and is so knowledgeable."

    Dalia I.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Sowa is the best. Not only is she kind, but she is super smart. She is willing to talk through diagnoses and issues and helps me understand what's going on."

    Sam T.
  • RateMDs

    "The most compassionate, understanding and caring physician my husband and I have ever encountered. He takes "care" and is concerned with our well-being."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Paul Grewal was my doctor for 8 or 10 years before moving from Edmonton and I have nothing but praise for him and I miss his care."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Grewal is a very good doctor. I have been very pleased to be his patient for more than 10 years."

    Verified Patient
  • Wellness

    "I was seen almost as soon as I walked in the door. I didn't have to re-organize my day around my appointment at all."

    Verified Patient
MyMD Medical Group
121 East 60th Street, Suite 3C
Upper East Side

New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-220-0856
Fax: (646) 846-3249
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